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Hot Off the Press – Doing Business in Canada 2012

Posted in Copyright, Intellectual Property, M&A/Finance, Patents, Privacy, Trade-marks

If your organization is currently thinking about establishing or acquiring a technology business in Canada, the 2012 edition of Doing Business in Canada, written by McCarthy Tétrault, will prove to be a valuable resource. The guide provides a broad overview of the legal considerations that non-residents should take into account to help ensure their success as they enter into a business venture in Canada. Each section offers timely information, up-to-date legislative provisions and insightful commentary on different areas of law. After downloading the guide, we encourage you to consult one of our lawyers for a more comprehensive analysis of the legal implications of your proposed venture.

The guide includes chapters on:

  • information technology, discussing applicable export controls, consumer protection legislation, evidence laws, e-commerce statutes and anti-spam and anti-spyware regulation.
  • intellectual property, providing a snapshot of Canada’s patent, copyright and trade-mark laws as well as Canada’s position on major treaties and protocols.
  • privacy laws, reviewing the privacy regimes for private sector organizations and providing a compliance checklist for organizations establishing businesses in Canada.